Central airconditioning and commercial refrigeration major, Blue Star, has brought to the Indian market, a range of eco friendly and energy-efficient airconditioning chillers in technical collaboration with York International, USA.
In line with the Montreal Protocol, CFC refrigerants must be phased out by January 1, 2003 by the manufacturers of airconditioning and refrigeration equipment in India. In fact, Blue Star accelerated the phase-out by discontinuing the use of CFC refrigerant, type R-11, last year, almost four years ahead of the deadline. The Company has developed necessary capabilities for retrofitting old CFC based machines of its customers with environmentally acceptable alternatives.
York International is a well known global leader in airconditioning. Blue Star is India's largest central airconditioning company with market share in excess of 35%. Blue Star and York International, USA have been strategic partners for over two decades and have been in the forefront in bringing to the Indian market, several state-of-the-art products and technologies such as variable speed drives and screw chillers, specifically addressing energy efficiency and power savings.
Mr. Peter Spellar, President, Engineered Systems Group, York International is currently in the country in order to announce the introduction of several new products to the Indian market. He will be addressing a series of technical seminars focusing on future trends of eco-friendly refrigerants and the solutions that York and Blue Star can jointly offer on the very important issue of environment protection relating to ozone depletion and global warming.